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This is in continuation of previous question

Suppose the visa officer is not happy with scanned copies, can I ask that officer to give me some time to submit the originals?

I can postpone the appointment, but that will delay the visa approval. For just one document (invitation & accommodation letter) I do not think I should postpone the appointment.

  • invitation&accommodation letter One document for you, but for the visa officer it is important. Don't go by what you think is unimportant. That is surely reduce your chances of getting a visa. – DumbCoder May 20 at 12:50
  • From my experience that request for originals is just boilerplate nonsense. I have in the past submitted scanned invitation letters and scanned copies of my permanent resident card been issued a UK visa. – user 56513 May 20 at 13:10
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    @user56513 Depends on where you are applying from. Chances of fraud are a big possibility in India so the BO might need to see the originals. – DumbCoder May 20 at 14:33
  • @dumb on what basis did you come to the conclusion"Chances of fraud are a big possibility in India"?? – Praphulla Koushik May 20 at 14:47
  • @PraphullaKoushik You really did get offended very easily. Did you use google ? Read one such snippet. gov.uk/government/news/… – DumbCoder May 21 at 8:27
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Suppose the visa officer is not happy with scanned copies, can I ask that officer to give me some time to submit the originals?

No. They will simply deny the application or in very rare cases contact you for more information they require.

Visa applications are not back and forth correspondence between applicants and ECO’s. Their objective is to approve or deny as expeditiously as possible at the lowest reasonable cost.

Furthermore their philosophy is, if there’s something you want to add or don’t agree with their decision, you should make a fresh application. The days of in person interviews and appeals are gone unfortunately.

  • Thanks for your answer. I can only hope I will be one of rare situations.. – Praphulla Koushik May 20 at 14:54
  • You have time to get a hard copy from the organizers since we are only in May. Nevertheless many official invitations do not have a wet signature. Many invitations from institutions have signatures which are scanned in so I don't think there will be any difference between a quality scan and an original from the organizers. – user 56513 May 20 at 17:40
  • My visa interview is on 22nd.. so I don’t have option other than convincing visa officer that this is good enough.. – Praphulla Koushik May 20 at 17:47
  • Does UK embassy still hold interviews? They gave that up long ago in most countries. – user 56513 May 20 at 17:56
  • I don’t know if I conveyed to you correctly.. by visa interview I mean on that date I have to go to their vfs office and have to submit documents.. – Praphulla Koushik May 20 at 17:59

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